Naval Air Station Lemoore
Master Jet Base, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific
Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Carrier Air Wing Nine (CVW-9), Carrier Air Wing Eleven (CVW-11), Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17)
700 Avenger Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245
Naval Air Station Lemoore, the Navy’s prime West Coast Tactical Naval Air Station, is located in California’s Central Valley. The town of Lemoore is a military-friendly, low to medium cost area. The surrounding area is covered for as far as the eye can see with agricultural crops of all types. Lemoore is home to the Pacific Strike Fighter Wing with its supporting facilities.
NAS Lemoore’s primary mission is to support fleet carrier squadrons. The heart of the mission is the operational area. Designed to support more than 20 fleet squadrons, it serves as master training center for the carrier-based strike fighter squadrons of the Pacific Fleet.
In 1954, the Navy searched the central California area for land to build a master jet air station – one with congestion-free air space. Lemoore was chosen because of its central location, good weather for flying, relatively inexpensive land and nearby accommodations. It was approved in 1960, when the construction began. Although not entirely finished, it was opened in 1961, when the first units arrived at the base. Among the most popular and useful facilities, you can count two long runaways located almost 1.5 km one from another, maintenance and repair hangars for the equipments, as well as parking spots. Although the base missed the most important wars of the last century – World War I and World War II, it played an active role throughout the upcoming conflicts, such as the Cold War.In July 1998, NAS Lemoore was selected as the West Coast site for the Navy’s newest strike-fighter aircraft, the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet.
Serves approximately 7,200 military, 1,300 civilians, and 10,900 dependents, 12,825 Retirees/Dependents, 500 Students/Transients, and 825 reservists
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a California school, children should be five years old by September 1st to be eligible for kindergarten. The law also required school districts to develop a transitional kindergarten program for children who will no longer be age-eligible. Check with the school for requirements.
In 2010, California along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
California Department of Human Resources 916-324-0455
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Kings County Children’s Services 559-852-2000
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Valley Animal Haven 559-997-3601
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Kings County Dept of Public Health 559-584-1401
Highway Patrol 559-582-0231
Base Operator 559-998-0100
Housing Services Office 559-998-4926
ID/CAC Card Processing 559-998-4004
Legal Services and JAG 559-998-3873
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Naval Air Station Lemoore, the Navy’s newest Master Jet Base, is located in California’s Central Valley. Lemoore and its nearest neighboors Hanford and Visalia offer historic downtowns, community events and small-town charm. Fresno is a 40 minute drive away and offers music and art venues, major sporting events and fairs. To the east is some of California’s most spectacular scenery, including Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Kaweah, Shaver and Huntington Lakes provide a year-round playground for hiking, canoeing, skiing and other outdoor activities. Lemoore is also centrally located between the San Fransisco Bay area and Los Angeles. Residents can take day and weekend trips to Monterrey, Big Sur, Pinnacles National Park, Hearst Castle, Disney Land and many, many more California Landmarks. Visit the ITT Welcome Center and the FFSC for more information and ideas for activities.
Lemoore Country Club Estates
9.9 miles from base
Lemoore Country Club Estates is on the Lemoore golf course and is a relatively new neighborhood. It has a Home Owners Association and is very well maintained. The neighborhood is quiet, safe and nice. It takes 15 minutes to get to the front gate of NAS Lemoore, 10 minutes to get to the shopping center in Hanford and 5 minutes to get the grocery store Fresh & Easy. The neighborhood has walking paths and
14.7 miles from base
Neighborhood/Subdivision area with a safe environment, and a great school district. It takes 15-20 minutes to get to base and 45 minutes to get to Fresno & only about 1.5 hours to get to the beach in San Luis Obispo. There are also many parks nearby.
In Lemoore, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are short, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 38°F to 98°F and is rarely below 28°F or above 104°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Lemoore for warm-weather activities is from late May to late September.
The cost of living index in Lemoore, CA is 108, which is 22% lower than the California average and 8% higher than the national average.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location and provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Lemoore, CA are 3% higher than the national average.
California’s Central Valley has a plethora of nearby national and local parks and recreational areas. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.
Forestiere Underground Gardens was listed by the CNN Travel website as one of the Top 10 coolest underground wonders. This underground garden’s distinctive features include a hand-built network of underground rooms, courtyards and passageways similar to the ancient catacombs. It also boasts unique fruit-producing trees, shrubs and vines growing underground. Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls and Half Dome, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area and much more. In addition to the breathtaking sights, you can also go backpacking, bird-watching, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing.
Fresno Art Museum’s exhibitions have included a wide range of visual arts media (painting, sculpture, graphics, photography and fine crafts such as fiber arts, ceramics, jewelry and glass) by local as well as nationally and internationally known artists. While the museum is best known for showing modern and contemporary art, exhibitions that reflect the visual arts traditions of the ethnic groups that contribute to the rich diversity of the Central Valley have been part of the exhibition schedule from the early years. The Hanford Carnegie Museum opened in the restored Carnegie Library building in 1975. The history museum explores Kings County history with exhibits and displays on Amelia Earhart and her friendship with Hanford resident Mary Packwood, the Infamous Mussel Slough Tragedy, Tulare Lake (once the largest freshwater body this side of the Mississippi) and more
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